Transportation & Urban Planning

U.S. Leader in Infrastructure Solutions

drafted drawings of futuristic public transportation modesWe perform research on surface transportation, urban planning, education, workforce development, and technology transfer, leading the nation in safe, reliable solutions for urban infrastructure. The Mineta Transportation Institute studies and creates efficient and resilient options for the movement of humans and goods; reduces climate change through innovative infrastructure models; and leverages high-impact solutions discovered through data modeling and advanced analytical tools for increased human equity.

Our research and solutions both draw from and impact urban planning nationwide. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

douglasGordon Douglas
Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Design, Informal Urbanism, DIY Urbanism, Neighborhood Identity, Housing, Homelessness, Gentrification, Community Engagement
ORCID: 0000-0002-0256-6070

lesterT. William Lester
Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Metropolitan Inequality, Labor Market Policy, Living Wage, Housing, Lending Discrimination, Racial Justice and Planning History
ORCID: 0000-0003-2132-8665

nixonHilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Transportation, Transportation Planning, Transportation Policy, Transportation Finance, Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning
ORCID: 0000-0001-5378-3473

philbrickKaren Philbrick
Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Transportation, Human Behavior, Transit Safety and Security, Workforce Development
ORCID: 0000-0003-3387-0363

sureshMahima Agumbe Suresh
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Edge Computing, Machine Learning, Real-time applications, Micromobility
ORCID: 0000-0003-4434-3155

weinstein agrawalAsha Weinstein Agrawal
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
Transportation, Policy, Planning, Funding, Bicycles, Pedestrians, Public Transit, Fuel Taxes, Mileage Fees, History, Equity, Climate, Survey Methods
ORCID: 0000-0003-2328-0263

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